Children in care

CYP Now has produced figures, quoted in a letter from Communities Secretary Eric Pickles to local authority leaders, which reveal that government funding to improve the care system and narrow the gap between children in care and their peers will be halved by 2014. The letter reveals that the grant will be “rolled into” the local authorities’ formula grant – a general funding stream that will not be ringfenced, and by 2014/15, cash shared between councils under the Care Matters grant will have fallen to £28.2m – a cut of 48.6 per cent on this year’s level of £54.9m.


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